How to use Hounds in a sentence
The banshee is perhaps connected with ancestral or house spirits; the Wild Huntsman, the Gabriel hounds, the Seven Whistlers, &c., are traceable to some actual phenomenon; but the great mass of British goblindom cannot now be traced back to savage or barbarous analogues.
He is now being hunted with hounds, but I hope soon to see him king over all Scotland.
Questions are constantly raised as to whether horse and hounds have improved or deteriorated in modern times.
I suppose I better call off the hounds.
Having convoked his boyars he reproached them collectively with robbing the treasury and committing acts of injustice, and he caused one of them, a Prince Shuiski who happened to be in power at the moment, to be seized by his huntsmen and torn in pieces by a pack of hounds, as a warning to others.Advertisement
They were taking fifty-four hounds, with six hunt attendants and whippers-in.
I do hope I am not to be pursued by hounds.
Canes Venatici ("The Hounds," or "the greyhounds"), in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere named by Hevelius in 1690, who compiled it from the stars between the older asterisms Ursa Major, Bodtes and Coma Berenices.
He was made colonel-general of the Swiss regiment, governor of Languedoc and master of the hounds of France.
See Strutt, Sports and Pastimes, who also gives an illustration, "taken from a manuscriptal painting of the 9th century in the Cotton Library," representing "a Saxon chieftain, attended by his huntsman and a couple of hounds, pursuing the wild swine in a forest."Advertisement
The succeeding rangers of Exmoor forest kept up the pack until some 200 years ago, the hounds subsequently passing into the possession of Mr Walter of Stevenstone, an ancestor of the Rolle family.
Stag hunting begins on the 12th of August, and ends on the 8th of October; there is then a cessation until the end of the month, when the hounds are unkennelled for hind hunting, which continues up to Christmas; it begins again about Ladyday, and lasts till the 10th of May.
The precise date of the establishment of the first English pack of hounds kept entirely for fox hunting cannot be accurately fixed.
Lord Wilton again, in his Sports and Pursuits of the English, says that "about the year 1750 hounds began to be entered solely to fox."
These extracts do not finally decide the point, because both Mr Boothby's and Lord Arundel's hounds may have hunted other game besides fox, just as in Edward IV.'s time there were "fox dogs" though not kept exclusively for fox.Advertisement
In our great-grandfathers' time the hounds met early, and found the fox by the drag, that is, by the line he took to his kennel on his return from a foraging expedition.
The hounds must have first of all walking, then trotting and fast exercise, so that their feet may be hardened, and all superfluous fat worked off by the last week in August.
So far as the hounds are concerned, the object of cub hunting is to teach them their duty; it is a dress rehearsal of the November business.
In company with a certain proportion of old hounds, the youngsters learn to stick to the scent of a fox, in spite of the fondness they have acquired for that of a hare, from running about when at walk.
A certain amount of blood is of course indispensable for hounds, but it should never be forgotten that a fox cub of seven or eight months old, though tolerably cunning, is not so very strong; the huntsman should not therefore, be over-eager in bringing to hand every cub he can find.Advertisement
In the first place, a hare, when found, generally describes a circle in her course which naturally brings her upon her foil, which is the greatest trial for hounds.
Hare hunting is essentially a quiet amusement; no hallooing at hounds nor whip-cracking should be permitted; nor should the field make any noise when a hare is found, for, being a timid animal, she might be headed into the hounds' mouths.
When the otter "vents" or comes to the surface to breathe, his muzzle only appears above water, and when he is viewed or traced by the mud he stirs up, or by air bubbles, the hounds are laid on.
Notwithstanding the strong scent of the otter, he often escapes the hounds, and then a cast has to be made.
The chase of the wild stag is carried on in the west country by the Devon and Somerset hounds, which hunt three or four days a week from kennels at Dunster; by the Quantock; and by a few other local packs.Advertisement
In other parts of England staghound packs are devoted to the capture of the carted deer, a business which is more or less of a parody on the genuine sport, but is popular for the reason that whereas with foxhounds men may have a blank day, they are practically sure of a gallop when a deer is taken out in a cart to be enlarged before the hounds are laid on.
The Shire hounds include the Belvoir, the Cottesmore, the Quorn and the Pytchleys; for besides the Pytchley proper, there is a pack distinguished as the Woodland.
Hounds hunt as well as ever they did, are probably faster on the whole, and in the principal hunts more thoroughbred horses are employed.
A large proportion of men who follow hounds are quite content to do so passively through gates and gaps, with a canter along the road whenever one is available.
A few of the principal packs hunt five days a week, and sometimes even six, and for such an establishment not fewer than seventy-five couples of hounds are requisite.
A kennel huntsman proper may be described as the man who does duty when the master hunts his own hounds, undertaking all the responsibilities of the huntsman except actually hunting the pack.
It may be said that the first duty of a huntsman is to obtain the confidence of his hounds, to understand them and to make himself understood; and the intelligence of hounds is remarkable.
If, for example, it is the habit of the huntsman to give a single note on his horn when hounds are drawing a covert, and a double note when a fox is found, the pack speedily understand the significance.
Whilst the huntsman is drawing the cover the whipper-in is stationed at the spot from which he can best see what is going on, in order to view the fox away; and it is his business to keep the hounds together when they have found and got away after the fox.
In woodland countries, however, a good whipper-in is really of almost as much importance as the huntsman himself; if he is not alert the hounds are likely to divide, as when running a little wide they are apt to put up a fresh fox.
With regard to the expenses of hunting, it is calculated that a master of hounds should be prepared to spend at the rate of £500 a year for every day in the week that his hounds are supposed to hunt.
When the rebellion was at its height and Thomas Miinzer had sent forth fiery proclamations urging the peasantry "not to let the blood cool on their swords," Luther issued the pamphlet, which casts a stain on his whole life, in which he hounds on the ruling classes to suppress the insurgents with all violence.
The jackal, and not the fox, is usually the animal hunted by the packs of hounds occasionally kept by Europeans.
Juxon was deprived of his bishopric in 1649 and retired to Little Compton in Gloucestershire, where he had bought an estate, and here he became famous as the owner of a pack of hounds.
The result was five pups, which have grown into handsome hounds without the remotest suggestion of the previous Dalmatian mate of their dam.
It required all Elizabeths finesse to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds; but she was, as Henry III.
Otter-hunting with packs of hounds of a special breed, and trained for the purpose, is a pastime in many parts of the country.
Maybe I'll garner a little sympathy for Miss Tipster and keep the hounds at bay.
Perhaps no; that might prove messy and set the hounds a sniffing.
Hunting with hounds is a highly contentious subject of great interest to people who live in rural areas.
He appears as a great man with stag antlers crowning his head, sometimes leading a pack of spectral hounds.
Hares were chased by beagles or basset hounds and killed by the dogs.
Is there some bootleg heavy metal version of the Hounds of Love that I'm not aware of?
The main arena also hosts a colorful cavalcade of hounds in the finest traditions of the countryside.
Cubbing - the practice of training new hounds to kill fox cubbing - the practice of training new hounds to kill fox cubs - began at the end of August.
Combined immunodeficiency has been reported in long-haired dachshunds and in basset hounds.
Two-thirds of the mink located by the hounds successfully evaded capture.
Under the ban imposed north of the border, hunts can use hounds to flush foxes from cover to be shot by waiting marksmen.
Mr Wright was filmed chasing two foxes across Exmoor along with two hounds.
The hound is the natural predator of the fox and finding foxes with hounds is the surest way and swiftest method of control.
Many farmers welcome foxhounds, as they themselves are interested in seeing hounds working in and out of covert.
In fact, the Hunt's hounds are getting an injection of ' imperial blood ' thanks to an imported English foxhound.
A red herring pulled across the trail could divert the hounds onto a false path.
Whoever was hunting the hounds then had to keep asking the foot followers to keep well back.
A long dog is originally produced from a cross mating between two pure bred sight hounds, ie; a greyhound x saluki.
Having survived an earlier shooting it was hunted by the hounds then savaged below ground by the terrier.
What happens when foxes are caught by the hounds above ground?
Actually, I was going to bring your attention to our range of Afghan hounds.
Meetings or ` stakes `, whether driven or walked-up are usually for 32 or 16 hounds with the occasional 24 hound stake organized.
I am also told that if mink hounds should chance upon an otter, they can be called off.
Most scent hounds were used in packs - making a loud, deep baying noise alerting hunters to their location.
The comparison between the fox hounds and their kill, against stag hounds standing off their edible quarry, also supports this view.
There is only one huntsman to each pack - the man who hunts the hounds.
Consequently, Hunt access, either for hounds or horses, was becoming seriously impeded.
For a long time, the laws applicable to hunting with hounds have remained very laconic.
Hounds are in excellent condition thanks to the care lavished on them by Adrian Smith at the kennels at Birdsall.
A quick find and busy hunt around the large pond saw hounds hard at work before catching 1 mink on the bottom island.
Q13 If hunting does not wound, how about a deer recently disturbed by hounds dying of post capture myopathy?
Indeed their local parson is a loyal supporter and follower of hounds on his Welsh cob.
Both carry the powerful image of a hunted stag in water surrounded by hounds with the slogan Hunting is 100% Cruel.
They often carry staves or similar and carry sprays which they direct at the hounds in order to disrupt their sense of smell.
Blunkett is torn apart by the media hounds ' DO hounds ever feel a twinge of sympathy for the fox?
Hunting with hounds The fox - a hunter himself - is either cleanly killed by the leading hound or gets away unscathed.
According to the same authority, one of the greatest delights of Edward the Confessor was "to follow a pack of swift hounds in pursuit of game, and to cheer them with his voice."
The king himself was obliged to hide in the wild woods while his foes hunted for him with hounds.
And Robert the Bruce was never again obliged to hide in the woods or to run from savage hounds.
At last the men mounted, and, as they say in the old songs, away went the steeds with bridles ringing and whips cracking and hounds racing ahead, and away went the champion hunters "with hark and whoop and wild halloo!"
The words rush through my hand like hounds in pursuit of a hare which they often miss.
In dark winter mornings, or in short winter afternoons, I sometimes heard a pack of hounds threading all the woods with hounding cry and yelp, unable to resist the instinct of the chase, and the note of the hunting-horn at intervals, proving that man was in the rear.
A hunter told me that he once saw a fox pursued by hounds burst out on to Walden when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, run part way across, and then return to the same shore.
Ere long the hounds arrived, but here they lost the scent.
The hunter still kept his place and listened to the hounds.
At midnight, when there was a moon, I sometimes met with hounds in my path prowling about the woods, which would skulk out of my way, as if afraid, and stand silent amid the bushes till I had passed.
He did not now run with the feeling of doubt and conflict with which he had trodden the Enns bridge, but with the feeling of a hare fleeing from the hounds.
All that day the hounds remained at home.
Having finished his inquiries and extorted from Daniel an opinion that the hounds were fit (Daniel himself wished to go hunting), Nicholas ordered the horses to be saddled.
He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.
Take the covert at once, for my Girchik says the Ilagins are at Korniki with their hounds.
The hounds were joined into one pack, and "Uncle" and Nicholas rode on side by side.
Rostov, having finally settled with "Uncle" where they should set on the hounds, and having shown Natasha where she was to stand--a spot where nothing could possibly run out--went round above the ravine.
Simon did not finish, for on the still air he had distinctly caught the music of the hunt with only two or three hounds giving tongue.
After the cry of the hounds came the deep tones of the wolf call from Daniel's hunting horn; the pack joined the first three hounds and they could be heard in full cry, with that peculiar lift in the note that indicates that they are after a wolf.
The whippers-in no longer set on the hounds, but changed to the cry of ulyulyu, and above the others rose Daniel's voice, now a deep bass, now piercingly shrill.
Then, unexpectedly, as often happens, the sound of the hunt suddenly approached, as if the hounds in full cry and Daniel ulyulyuing were just in front of them.
The hazel bushes parted behind the hounds and Daniel's chestnut horse appeared, dark with sweat.
What sportsmen! and as if scorning to say more to the frightened and shamefaced count, he lashed the heaving flanks of his sweating chestnut gelding with all the anger the count had aroused and flew off after the hounds.
He knew that young and old wolves were there, that the hounds had separated into two packs, that somewhere a wolf was being chased, and that something had gone wrong.
But, coming toward him, he saw hounds and a huntsman galloping almost straight at the wolf.
The hounds had killed two of the cubs and the borzois three.
At midday they put the hounds into a ravine thickly overgrown with young trees.
He saw the whips in their red caps galloping along the edge of the ravine, he even saw the hounds, and was expecting a fox to show itself at any moment on the ryefield opposite.
Nicholas sent the man to call Natasha and Petya to him, and rode at a footpace to the place where the whips were getting the hounds together.
Nicholas dismounted, and with Natasha and Petya, who had ridden up, stopped near the hounds, waiting to see how the matter would end.
The huntsman stood halfway up the knoll holding up his whip and the gentlefolk rode up to him at a footpace; the hounds that were far off on the horizon turned away from the hare, and the whips, but not the gentlefolk, also moved away.
The pack on leash rushed downhill in full cry after the hare, and from all sides the borzois that were not on leash darted after the hounds and the hare.
Methodology The objective of the survey was to quantify for the first time the economic value of hunting with hounds in Northern Ireland.
Hunting live quarry with hounds is a controversial subject in the UK at present.
Their hounds are a raggle-taggle bunch of pure and cross-bred otter hounds and ex- foxhounds.
Hounds also parade on a rota basis at the Royal Welsh Show.
No wonder the local smithies were near the White Horse, the Angel and the Hare and Hounds.
As with Jennifer Grey, they have families and live normal lives, outside of the occasional acting gig or paparazzi hounds.
Bloodhounds and Basset Hounds were both bred to have an incredible ability to detect scent.
Some cultures believe that the canine apparitions were people in life, who were so horrible that they have been condemned to roam the earth as the ghostly hounds in death.
I have a twelve-year-old neutered male Rottweiler and a five-year-old spayed female Labrador/Basset Hounds mix.
These collars include a line of swarovski crystal collars, whip stitched western styles and a group of leather collars from Tuscany and Milan that are perfect for sight hounds like Greyhounds and Whippets.
Since Greyhounds are sight hounds as opposed to scent hounds, the toy inspires them to run faster.
Top Ten Hounds includes all sizes and species of hounds such as Afghans, Beagles, Whippets and even Dachshunds.
Banks has a wide variety of shirts ranging from pinpoint, hounds tooth, check, stripe and solid.
Remember, if you were not providing steak-size gossip, the gossip hounds won't be that interested when you split up.
Movie hounds may also want to visit Internet Movie Database, which yields a bounty of production information on award-winning films as well as links to film critic reviews and commentary.
But first, I must protect myself from the worthless snapping hounds of police before I search out this mystery clairvoyant.
Even the trash-can liner newspaper that caused us to be hunted down by reward-sniffing hounds has backed off, terminating their contest.
So great a success was scored that other shows were held in the same year at Birmingham and Edinburgh; while the Cleveland Agricultural Society also established a show of foxhounds at Redcar, the latter being the forerunner of that very fine show of hounds which is now held at Peterborough every summer and is looked upon as the out-of-season society gathering of hunting men and women.
Staghounds are close derivatives of the bloodhound, and formerly occurred in England in two strains, known respectively as the northern and southern hounds.
The modern English foxhound has been bred from the old northern and southern hounds, and is more lightly built, having been bred for speed and endurance.
Basset hounds are long and crooked-legged dogs, with pendulous ears.
His grandfather, Daniel Foe, lived at Etton, Northamptonshire, apparently in comfortable circumstances, for he is said to have kept a pack of hounds.
This distance was covered at the fullest extended speed of the horses, and reaching the infantry they swept over them "like hounds over a fence" - in the words of an eyewitness.
All matters connected with the horses and hounds of the sovereign, as well as the stables and coachhouses, the stud, mews and kennels, are within his jurisdiction.
But if first principles are disregarded, and a follower of hounds believes in the system "it doesn't matter how you ride so long as you stick on," he will not only always be a "sight" but a menace in the hunting field.
Nothing but actual practice with hounds can teach a man how to ride where all kinds of going and obstacles of various sorts, natural and artificial, have to be encountered in a day's hunting.
If the hounds jump at the brook, even though they fail to clear it, the rider may take it for granted that at that place the leap is within the capacity of any ordinary hunter in his stride; hence if, when going at three parts speed, a horse's feet come just right to take off, the mere momentum of his body would take him over a place 15 ft.
In most details the nearer a hunting man approaches to a steeple-chase jockey the better; but in the matter of the seat it must be remembered that a jockey's exertions last but a few minutes, while none can tell when the hunting man may finish his day's work; the jockey can therefore ride with more absolute grip during his race than the rider to hounds.
The addiction of the Franks in later centuries to the chase is evidenced by the frequency with which not only the laity but also the clergy were warned by provincial councils against expending so much of their time and money on hounds, hawks and falcons; and we have similar proof with regard to the habits of other Teutonic nations subsequent to the introduction of Christianity.
The great authority already quoted, the 8th duke of Beaufort, noted as a very extraordinary but well-known fact, for example, "that in nine cases out of ten if a fox is coursed by a dog during a run all scent ceases afterwards, even when you get your hounds to the line of the fox beyond where the dog has been."
Late in the afternoon, as he was resting in the thick woods south of Walden, he heard the voice of the hounds far over toward Fair Haven still pursuing the fox; and on they came, their hounding cry which made all the woods ring sounding nearer and nearer, now from Well Meadow, now from the Baker Farm.
But don't go overriding the hounds," said "Uncle" sternly.
If instead of being speared, he is caught by the hounds, he is soon worried to death by them, though frequently not before he has inflicted some severe wounds on one or more of the pack.